How to Make Rainbow Loom Bracelets By Hand

Are your kids Rainbow Loom crazy?  My oldest got a Rainbow Loom last year for Christmas and has been a bracelet making machine ever since!

Once my 5 year old hit kindergarten he wanted a Rainbow Loom too.  His sister let him practice on hers, but that left only one for everyone to use.  Instead of sitting around doing nothing they figured out how to make bracelets without the loom and only their hands.

How to Make a Rainbow Loom Bracelet Without the Loom!  All you need is this video {and some rubber bands!}

The only supplies you need to make Rainbow Loom bracelets by hand are a bag of the little bands they sell everywhere with some C clips inside.  You can purchase them at a craft or toy store for just a couple dollars.

We thought the easiest way to show you how to make the bracelets by hand was with a video so here you go!

Rainbow Loom Making Supplies:

If you are new to the Rainbow Loom madness and want all of the latest supplies here are some affiliates link you can check out.

Making Rainbow Loom bracelets is a great way for kids to get crafty after school!  There were some cute crafts for kids linked up to the After School linky last week too.  My kids would love to make the Pom Pom Hedgehog or the Beaded Napkin Rings.

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  1. Tere Figueras says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Heard the looms were available at Michael’s & Walmart, but hey, this is better!

  2. May says

    My daughter’s fingers started turning blue from doing Rainbow Loom on her fingers, so I came up with my own ‘loom’ a clothes pin. It’s much easier for her to have the rubber bands on something else so she can stop at anytime and it requires less coordination for a 5-year old. It makes the fishtail method so easy, even without a loom. Give it a try!

  3. Jo says

    another easy way is to take two pencils. Put one band on one pencil and slide it over the eraser top. take second band and put it over. Take first band and tuck it over eraser. Take second band and tuck it over other eraser. Continue

  4. victoria says

    Key everyone the easiest way to make a rubber band bracelet is by hand and its easy to make a fishtail just put three on yout hand but the first one twist and then all the rest are going to be normal,then you bring the bottom one over on both sides and remember there is all ways going to be three on your hand! Thanks for reading.

  5. says

    Megan! This is awesome. We are going to try it. I have the feeling my kids will like making these by hand so I’m just going to buy the bands and clips and not the loom and give it a go. Pinned it. Your daughter did a great job with the video tutorial!
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